Resolve to make your move!

Thinking of relocating to a senior living community? Let us help you get ready.

Ringing in the new year often includes making a resolution or two. If you’ve decided that you’re going to move to a senior living community or downsize in 2023, now is the time to start putting a plan into place. This blog article will help you gather ideas to make your move as smooth and stress free as possible.

WayForth is your go-to moving company for all of your moving needs. Our professional movers help with downsizing, packing and unpacking, storage services, and more! Contact our team of experts today for help on your next move.


Give yourself enough time

Moving is a big job, especially if you’ve been in your home for many years. Starting early gives you enough time to talk with family members, make various phone calls, meet with real estate professionals and vendors, and choose a new place to live.

Some people use a year or more to make the transition, while others can get things done in a shorter timeframe. The most important thing to remember is that making decisions when you are under pressure is not ideal because you may have to settle for something that you may perhaps regret later.


Make a plan

Finding a new community and making a transition requires a lot of organization. Having a plan and a timeline can help you stay focused and relieve some stress as the weeks and months move along.

To start, look at the logical sequence of events. You need to have a new place to live, so choosing one is usually the first step for most people. Then, you need to look at your current home and decide if you need to make any repairs. From there, you can choose a real estate agent and moving professionals. Finally, you need to sort your possessions, distribute them and then move to your new space.


Know your budget

Not everyone wants the same type of living situation or needs the same level of move management assistance. Understanding costs up front, and figuring out what each vendor will deliver, is important. Make sure to get a detailed estimate for any fees and don’t be afraid to ask questions.


Downsize, donate and distribute

Deciding what to do with all your possessions is a large part of moving. Downsizing means sorting through everything from furniture and art to books and clothing. Because a smaller space is common when moving to senior living, it’s smart to start early and get some assistance to figure out what you want to take. You may decide to gift some things to family or friends, while other items may be donated to charities or tossed.

Whatever you decide to do, now is the time to plan your new space. You will want to know the dimensions of the rooms and decide the placement of some key pieces. Understanding what will fit will help you decide what to keep and what to give away.

Moving to senior living community? Read our blog “Choosing the Right Retirement Community” to find the right fit for you.


Find the right professionals to help you

Ask family and friends if they have any recommendations for professionals that they’ve used for moving. Finding the right real estate and moving professionals can make a big difference and make your move a more enjoyable experience. For example: an organization like WayForth can deliver senior moving solutions that includes assistance with downsizing, space planning, packing, unpacking and will even make your bed for that first night.

Want more information about WayForth’s comprehensive moving solutions, including downsizing, space planning and storage options? Contact our moving professionals today.

About the Author: Courtney Williamson

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